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Introducing the New Site-Wide System for Non-Site-Wide System

It's been half a month since the last blog? It can't be! Man time goes so fast sometimes doesn't it?! But anyway, I thought that I might as well get straight to publishing this blog, now that the majority of the system has been implemented. And as with publishing this blog, there is an introduction to be made.

Introducing the new Site-wide System for Non-Site-wide Features, a collection of optional Cascading Style Sheets and JavaScript for users to add to their personal CSS and JS pages to maintain the intended design for this wiki. An optional system recently adopted by C.Syde's Wiki that brings together various CSS and JavaScript enhancements that are not allowed to be used site-wide. In other words, it is a collection of enhancements that are strongly recommended to be used by users on C.Syde's Wiki, so that they can benefit from the features that were intended for, but are no longer permitted for site-wide use on C.Syde's Wiki, or indeed on any wiki that is built on the network hosted by Wikia.

Because certain article pages on C.Syde's Wiki - along with their respective talk pages - are not designed for use of article comments for general discussion in large part, the comments sections of those article pages are to be used to discuss and share personal thoughts and opinions on the articles only. Any other activity, such as sharing any results from using the features of the pages are to take place on the article talk pages.

Discussions for improvements to those pages along with their parent article pages are to be taken place on the parent article's talk pages. Incorrect usage of article comments on those pages will result in deletion of those article comments. The posted article comments will be transferred over to the talk pages of those articles. The user will also receive a notification about the said pages are meant to be used.

The Account Navigation Links script has not officially been published on the Wikia Developers Wiki or any official wikis. But it is one of the first scripts to be used on C.Syde's Wiki. Sadly the script had to be removed site-wide, due to customisation policy restrictions, so it has to be added to your wikia.js, for those of you who benefited from site-wide use of this script, and/or want to continue using it for this wiki, after permitted site-wide use of the script was sadly withdrawn.

C.Syde's Wiki-Navigation CSS is a set of Cascading Style Sheets which was used by C.Syde's Wiki to add text shadow to links. It has become part of the Site-wide System for Non-Site-wide Features, after the CSS had to be sadly withdrawn, due to customisation policy restrictions, so in order to restore the text shadows for the community header, navigation header, and footer, it has to be added to your wikia.css, for those of you who remain true to the wiki's intended design.

While there aren't any particular benefits gained from using the UTC Clock for this wiki in particular, the script was until recently used on C.Syde's Wiki site-wide. But since the script is no longer allowed to be used site-wide, it has to be added to your common.js, for those of you who benefited from site-wide use of this script, and/or want to continue using it for this wiki, after permitted site-wide use of the script was sadly withdrawn.

I must admit, I was rather annoyed to discover that these features are no longer permitted for site-wide use, especially given that a lot of this stuff is considered unsuitable for personal use for those who don't have a strong concept of what those things were intended for in the first place. But this alternative system has been a rather successful and pleasant way around the customisation policy restrictions.

Now users will be able to remain true to the wiki's intended design with the CSS and JS that it was intended to have. And for the first time, users will freely be able to choose whether or not to add these features to their personal CSS and JS pages. However it is strongly recommended that the talk button script at least is used by users on this wiki, in order to actively partake in activity pages like these ones, which are not designed for use of article comments.

I am currently thinking of requesting enabling Gadgets on this wiki, since I feel that this wiki would benefit greatly from having them enabled. If anyone else has spotted any CSS or JS elements on this wiki that may go against the customisation policy, please leave a message in the comments below, and we'll make sure that those elements are added to this system.

I don't think there's anything more that needs to be said at this very moment. So best of luck for your future here on C.Syde's Wiki, for those of you who enjoy reading and/or contributing to this wiki! :D ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 09:07, June 29, 2017 (UTC)